Indian seaweed resources: their availability and importance

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP127    | Article Id: BKAP127 | Page : 243-248
Citation :- Indian seaweed resources: their availability and importance .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2018.(33):243-248

Ganesh Temkar, Arti Joshi and A.J. bhatt
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College of fisheries science, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval, Gujarat-362 265, India


The plant species which were found along the sea – shore was called as “seaweed”. They were reported all along the Indian coastal state waters in variable amount. Among all these Indian coastal states Tamil nadu and Gujarat states contributes more seaweed resource. Seaweed were mainly found along the coastal waters of the ocean. According to colouration and pigmentation in plants they were classified in three categories; i.e. Red, Brown and Green seaweed. The various reports were reported that seaweed are utilized for many different purposes all along the world. They were mainly utilized for food, medicine, fertilizers etc. in this review article authors were discussed  about the availability of seaweed resources along Indian waters and the mineral and proximate composition of commercially important seaweed species, which represents seaweed is one of the most important resource in future and so in future this scenario will ultimately causes the utilization and demand of seaweed was going on increasing, not only along Asian countries but also from all over the world. The Indian waters consideration represents, there was very less importance was given to seaweed as that of other oceanic resource, but in future India also going to give importance to seaweed mainly because over-fishing/ over-harvesting of other oceanic resources like fishes, shell fishes, mammals etc. from Indian oceanic waters. so all these thing together concluded that in future seaweed will became as one of the best alternative option for human beings.


Seaweed Mineral composition Proximate composition Availability India.


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